Dr David Campbell Kelly

Dr David Campbell Kelly

Birth
Tennessee, USA
Death 16 May 1909 (aged 75)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 125098085 · View Source
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Nashville, Tenn., May 16. - Dr. David Campbell Kelley, for nearly sixty years a minister of the Methodist Church, a cavalry Colonel under Nathan Bedford Forrest in war times, and once a candidate for Governor of Tennessee on the Prohibition ticket, died yesterday afternoon at the home of Dr. W. R. Lambuth, on West End Avenue. He was one of the most widely known ministers of the Southern Methodist Church, and had filled many of it's important charges. Dr. Kelley became ill last Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lambuth. He had been at Bon Air for a month, where he preached every Sunday, and there contracted a severe cold which developed into pneumonia Monday, and he was compelled to go to bed. He had apparently overcome the pneumonia, and hopes were entertained for his recovery when his heart failed him. In his weakened condition he was unable to withstand the attack and died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon surrounded by his family. He had been in bad health for two years, and his physical strength was depleted. he was not in condition to conduct services at Bon Air, but his strength of will overcame for a time nature's shortcomings. Dr. Kelley was in full possession of all his faculties up to within an hour before the end came, and fully realized that he had but a short time to live. "My work is done" were the last words he spoke. He was keenly interested in the work of the Conference at Dodson's Chapel, and asked repeatedly about what was being done. Dr. Kelley is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, Mrs. W. R. Lambuth and Mrs. J. M. Picton, both of Nashville, and David Kelley, of Lebanon. The funeral will be from the home of Dr. W. R. Lambuth, 2501 West End Avenue, tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock; interment in Mt. Oliver, Bishop E. E. Hoss officiating.


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  • Created by: BBrown
  • Added: 13 Feb 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125098085
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr David Campbell Kelly (25 Dec 1833–16 May 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125098085, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by BBrown (contributor 48207514) .